Only a few months ago, winter’s abundance lingered in jeopardy, a possible victim of El Nino’s warm-weather wrath.
Nevertheless, our powder prayers were answered and this season, as it approaches its finale, can officially be declared a success. With over 307 inches to date, Whitefish Mountain Resort is ending the season with above-average snowfall. We enjoyed it all this year — powder days, bluebird days — and now it’s time to conclude the season in celebration.
On the second to last day of the season, Saturday, April 9, the resort is hosting its 11th annual Pond Skim, a can’t-miss event that provides a steady stream of enjoyment for spectators and participants alike. One of the great winter traditions, the pond skim involves skiers and snowboarders attempting to cross a pond filled with inflatable obstacles. This year’s event will be back in its traditional locations next to the base of Chair One.
The competition is open to anyone 16 and older and features a $1,600 cash purse this year. Only 60 skimmers are allowed, so hurry up and register. And don’t forget — costumes are mandatory.
The event starts at 2:30 p.m.
April 10 is the final day of the ski season at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
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